Framing the West

Oxford University PressSKU: 0195146522

Author:
Williams, Carol J.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Pacific NW
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
216
Publisher:
Oxford Universtiy Press
Copyright Data:
2003

Price:
Sale price$42.95

Description

Framing the West: Race, Gender, and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest argues that photography was intrinsic to British territorial expansion and settlement on the Northwest Coast. Williams shows how male and female settlers used photography to establish control over the territory and its Indigenous inhabitants, as well as how Native peoples eventually turned the technology to their own purposes. Photographs of the region were used to stimulate British immigration and entrepreneuralism, and images of babies and children were designed to advertise the population growth of the settlers. Although photos of Indians were taken by Anglos to document their disappearing traditions and to show the success of missionary activities, many First Nations people proved receptive to photography and turned posing for the white man's camera to their own advantage. This book will appeal to those interested in the history of the West, imperialism, gender, photography, and First Nations.

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